Composed of two huge disappearing guns placed on separate colossal bunkers, Battery Grubbs, named after 1st Lt. Hayden Grubb of the 6th US Infantry who died during the Philippine insurrection in 1899 is one of the larger battery placements in the island of Corregidor.
Disappearing guns are defined as heavy artilleries that are able to rotate back and disappear from view once fired with the purpose of protecting it from the enemy’s view. Because of this, these types of batteries are usually hidden behind massive concrete parapets.
Battery Grubbs’ guns were repainted in 1994 and railings were installed when Former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary once visited the place.
We arrived at the battery at noontime and the sun was really blazing down upon us, good thing umbrellas were readily available from Corregidor’s tour trams. We roamed around the bunkers a bit; exploring its nooks and crannies, checking out the huge guns before heading back to the trolley.
The light was really too harsh then for good photography and I was pleasantly surprised that the Corregidor Night Tour included Battery Grubbs as its sunset location.
The installation faces west and since it is located on the higher side of the island, we had a pretty good view of Bataan and the South China Sea as the sun dramatically retires for the day. Although I would have preferred to have the sunset at Corregidor’s South Beach, having it as Battery Grubbs was definitely not bad at all.
Corregidor Sun Cruises Tour
02-5275555 | 02-8346857
Corregidor Night Tour | P150.00 per person
Available for Overnighters Only